Last updated April 2023
Nevada Department of Wildlife
License Office & Scientific Collection
4600 Kietzke Ln D135
Reno, NV 89502
Is a state permit needed for banding?
Yes, per regulation:
NAC 503.094 Scientific permit for collection or shipping of wildlife: Application; contents; term of permit; reporting requirement; conditions and restrictions.
1. The Department may issue a scientific permit pursuant to NRS 503.650 which authorizes the taking, killing, possessing or banding of any species of wildlife, or the collecting of the nest or eggs thereof, for strictly scientific or educational purposes.
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Terms of permit: PERMIT REQUIREMENT: Upon the written permit of the Department, any person may take, kill, possess or band any species of wildlife, or collect the nests or eggs thereof, for strictly scientific or educational purposes,
the number and species of wildlife to be limited by the Department
Permit application form
- Application Form
- Renewal – same form
- Threatened and Endangered – same form
- Salvage – same form
To be determined
Check permit conditions. Even if not expressly required to do so, you should always contact the manager of that particular state land unit or with the owner of private land before your arrival. You want to be aware of the hunting seasons, and, of course want to be sure that your activities will not interfere with the activities of that park, wildlife management area, or other state land unit, and that your activities will not adversely affect public use of the land or with the activities of private landowners.
Threatened and Endangered Species
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
Yuma Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis)
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus)
California Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
Short eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Spizella breweri)